“WOW! What a cool record, but what a waste that they made that burger 350 kg”, de Veen said to himself. “If you have such a record, you have to make a burger that one person can eat. Because that really is the most expensive burger in the world.”
“Restaurants were closed and there were no food contests due to the pandemic. Even though our food takeaway service was on, I was depressed. I felt bad seeing the suffering of the masses and the bleak situation of the restaurant industry,” the restaurateur told The National. “That’s why I decided to create the world’s most expensive citizen and donate the entire income to charity to do good for society.”
Getting the recipe for The Golden Boy just right took some time and a lot of trial and error, but in the end Robbert Jan de Veen came up with a suitable combination that pushed the price of the world’s most expensive burger to 5,000 euros.
The decadent burger features all manner of expensive ingredients, from the Dom Perignon champagne rolls wrapped in gold leaf, to the Japanese Wagyu beef, Beluga caviar, Joselito Bellota 100% Iberico Vintage Jamon, Wyke Farms truffle cheddar, all smothered in a barbecue sauce. of Kopi Luwak coffee and Macallan Single Malt Whiskey Rare Cask, and smoked saffron chive mayonnaise made from duck eggs. Finally, the burger is bathed in whiskey-impregnated smoke for added flavor.
“The ingredients complement each other very well and the flavors are intense,” says the creator of The Golden Boy. “Although this burger is extremely expensive, you still have to use your hands because that’s the only way to eat a burger. Since the bun is covered in gold leaf, your fingers will be golden by the time you’re done.
While Robbert Jan de Veen was working on the recipe, the news about the world’s most expensive burger spread through the Netherlands, and when the news reached Geor Schuurman, manager of Remia, a Dutch company that makes margarines, sauces, dressings, etc., he approached de Veen to buy the first burger. The two also decided that the credit for eating the first Golden Boy should go to someone who deserves it.
Robèr Willemse, chairman of the Royal Dutch Food and Beverage Association, was chosen to feast on the world’s first Golden Boy burger, as he does, “an excellent job, and did everything he could to represent the interests of all catering entrepreneurs in the Netherlands,” said de Veen.
The first Golden Boy burger was sold on June 28, but Robbert Jan de Veen is ready to sell more at his restaurant in Voorthuizen, the Netherlands. However, if you plan to actually spend $6,000 for a single burger, you must order at least 2 weeks in advance and also make a $750 deposit.